November 4, 2013

Even though human beings are weak and imperfect, Christians can’t be lazy and wallow in sin, Pope Francis said.

Believing in God means making a real effort to live the faith fully, not superficially, and asking the Lord for help and strength to follow him on the path of holiness, he said in his morning Mass homily Oct. 24.

“We really are weak, and many times – many times – we sin, we have shortcomings,” he said.

The tendency to sin must be accompanied by acknowledging, “‘Yes, I’m a sinner, I am weak’ and always going to the Lord and telling him, ‘Lord, you have the strength, but give me faith! You can heal me!’”